It looks as if Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding will be skipping E3 this year. Kojima posted an apology to fans on his Twitter account this morning announcing the news along with yet another cryptic new poster.
"Apologies to our fans, Death Stranding will not be @ E3 as we are fully focused on development," wrote Kojima on his both English and Japanese language Twitter accounts.
Death Stranding is the first game from Kojima Productions. Kojima himself announced the game at last year's E3 during Sony's presentation. Death Stranding made another big appearance at the 2016 Game Awards hosted by Geoff Keighley. The new Death Stranding trailer that premiered showed off some surprising new additions to the game including characters played by famed director Guillermo del Toro and actor Mads Mikkelsen.
It's unfortunate that Death Stranding won't be at E3 this year, but you'll still be able to catch Kojima at the E3 Colosseum where he will be on a panel with Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the director of Kong: Skull Island and tapped to direct a live-action Metal Gear Solid adaptation.
As for the new poster Kojima tweeted out, there's not much to say about it. Showing off a star shape made out of spider webs, the poster prominently features the word, "Bridges" in a stylized font. So classic Kojima is what I'm trying to say. Unfortunately, Kojima says it's the only new information he can share at this time, so I guess we'll be studying this image for the next couple of months.
Death Stranding is slated to release on the PlayStation 4.